Bill Dake

Bill Dake

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Jazz - General | Bellevue, Washington, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,852   
Member Since: 2012
   Last Login: 8/2/2019

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Song Description

Story of a female truck driver

Story Behind the Song

Saw a story about a lady semi-truck driver. Thought it might make a good tune.

Broadjam Member Reviews

I like this song, full of originality and a challenging arrangement. The lyrics are interesting and charming. The vocal is emotive and effective. Very cool song, good luck with this.

    - Carol Ann Jones

I don't know if it is an overdub of voice, or if it is a choruser being used, but it muddies this guy's good voice.

    - C.J. Miller
Lyrics

Spunky was the way her folks described her
Alabama girl, talkin' bigger than her size
And though she knew the ways of a proper lady
There was always a little mischief in her eyes

She was Semi-Sweet
A little girl with restless feet
Semi-Sweet

One early mornin' servin' "joe" at the local diner
She took a break, to catch a glimpse of the crimson sky
Dropped her keys and apron on the counter
Let her hair down slow
And kissed that life "goodbye"

Bought a funky truck
Filled it with some memories
Drove it south
To get a taste of the salty coast
And though she found the destination friendly
She knew she loved the
"Gettin' there" the most

She was Semi-Sweet
A little girl with restless feet
Semi-Sweet
A little ice and a little heat
Semi-Sweet
Not too rough and not too neat
Semi-Sweet

She'd been dreamin' of serpentine roads
Of eighteen wheelers with mysterious loads
Of seein' this country of red, white and blue
And learnin' the secrets
That were just out of view

She got a gig ridin' shotgun out of Houston
With a boy named Earl
And his rig dubbed "A Little Mo"
Earl gave her lessons in survivin'
In a long haul world
With a short amount of dough

A year later they were hitched
in a church in Reno
Honeymooned, flyin' low on the interstate
Gave "A Little Mo" a brand new paintjob
And a brand new name
Written in electroplate

It reads:
Semi-Sweet
For that little girl with restless feet
Semi- Sweet
The one who's not too rough and not too neat
Semi- Sweet
Who's lookin' at the world from the catbird seat
Semi-Sweet
Makin' the road her home
Makin' the road her home
Makin' the road her home

Song Length
3:29
Genre
Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Affable, In High Spirits

Subject Matter
Highway, Street, Road, Trucks


Language
English

Lyric Credits Bill Dake
Music Credits Bill Dake
Producer Credits Bill Dake
Publisher Credits Bill Dake: billdakemusic
Performance Credits Bill Dake
Label Credits None